SJA Property Management logo

SJA Partners

Learn about out Vendor and Broker Partnership Programs

Vendors which have established a good working relationship with SJA.
Learn about our SJA Partner Program.

SJA Advisors

Wealth Creation Through Passive Real Estate Investing

SJA Advisors support investors at all levels

Exceptional investment risk management & efficient portfolio creation

Comprehensive services to help clients buy, sell, or manage a property

SJA Learning Center

Wealth Creation Through Passive Real Estate Investing

Investing in one of our syndicated properties is entirely passive.

Backed by Innovative Technology

Frequently Asked Questions from new property owners

Syndication is only available to SJA clients who are also accredited investors

SJA Property Management

For Seattle, Eastside, and surrounding Puget Sound areas.

About SJA

Wealth Creation Through Passive Real Estate Investing

Meet the SJA Property Management Team

Giving back to our community and leaving it better than we found it

One of the fastest growing private companies

What clients and property owners are saying about SJA.

Let’s get started!

SJA Tenants

Tenant services made easy by SJA Property Management

View your account from anywhere.
Submit through your Tenant Portal.
Featured Tenant Benefits
Apply now for your Portal account.
Inspections, Deposit Returns and more.
Common Tenant Questions

WOODINVILLE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT TIPS: CHEAP OPTIONS FOR RENOVATING A RENTAL

house painting

Written by SJA Property Management

SJA offers premier Seattle property management services and serves as the local real estate industry’s most experienced resource for rental property owners.

One of the key selling points for any rental unit is its appearance, but fixing something up doesn’t have to cost tens of thousands of dollars unless you have a lot of units.

While you do want your Woodinville property to look contemporary, modern, and beautiful, you don’t have to invest big to get the results you want.

So, how do you renovate without spending big bucks? Consider these Woodinville property management tips for getting the job done right.

Assess the Damage

The first step is to assess the damage and see where you stand. In this case, damage is actual damage to the house or unit. You want to pay close attention to any issues that could come up while you are renting out the house like old plumbing, faulty toilets, loose plaster, or water damage. If you have actual issues, taking the time to fix them now will save you a lot of money and hassle in the future when you have tenants in the home.

Paint

Spending a few hundred dollars on paint now can make your Woodinville property look twice as good, and if you DIY, you won’t be out more than $100 a room, even if you spend on the more expensive paint. If you have just a few units that need repair, then DIY is great, but if not, consider looking for a company that can give you a discount for repainting all of your units. Consider light in-style colors like beige, grey, and eggshell white rather than bright colors like white, or colors with more personality that might throw someone off. You want the home to be contemporary, modern, and likeable for as many different types of people as possible.

Flooring

Flooring can be expensive so if the unit already has good flooring in it then go ahead and skip this step. However, you can increase rental rates and rent out units faster by making sure that the flooring is installed well, clean, and quality. Consider going for click board or laminate flooring because it’s cheap, easy to install, and exudes the luxury of real wood if you choose correctly. Carpeting sounds luxurious but it’s difficult to clean, can start to smell if you have the wrong tenants, and is messy if the tenants have kids. Once again, if you just have a few units, you can save hundreds by doing it yourself, but otherwise look for a flooring company willing to do the whole complex for the one lower price.

Small Fixes

It might seem strange but you can drastically improve the look and feel of your Woodinville property by making small changes inside. For example, swapping out all of the knobs and handles in the kitchen for matching contemporary ones, installing a $75-$110 sink, or installing a new spout in the bathroom or the kitchen can make a living area look like new.

Remember that if you have big spend areas, they should be the bathroom and the kitchen. Most families base their end decision on these two areas, so you want to make sure they look good. If the unit is pre-furnished, remember that you can do a lot with inexpensive backdrops and paint for a lot less than replacing appliances. If you do have working appliances, just give them a good scrub to clean them up and leave them.

Complimentary Rental Analysis

Find out what your Seattle area investment property will rent for today, and learn more about our premiere Property Management Services.